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whip

1. (in a legislative body)
a. a member of a party chosen to organize and discipline the members of his faction, esp in voting and to assist in the arrangement of the business
b. a call issued to members of a party, insisting with varying degrees of urgency upon their presence or loyal voting behaviour
c. (in the British Parliament) a schedule of business sent to members of a party each week. Each item on it is underlined to indicate its importance: one line means that no division is expected, two lines means that the item is fairly important, and three lines means that the item is very important and every member must attend and vote according to the party line
2. an apparatus for hoisting, consisting of a rope, pulley, and snatch block
3. a windmill vane
4. transient elastic movement of a structure or part when subjected to sudden release of load or dynamic excitation
5. a percussion instrument consisting of two strips of wood, joined forming the shape of a V, and clapped loudly together
6. a ride in a funfair involving bumper cars that move with sudden jerks
7. a wrestling throw in which a wrestler seizes his opponent's arm and spins him to the floor

What does it mean when you dream about a whip?

A whip is a symbol of authority and punishment. How it is experienced in the dream determines whether the dreamer is imposing the punishment or receiving it. In either scenario, whips have acquired connotations of abuse, so the punishment represented is often abusive and an occasion for guilt and shame.

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That the accused has committed the offence deliberately and intentionally, he could be subjected to whipping punishment.
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Her cake sports a lemon mousse filling made with lemon curd and whipping cream along with a strawberry lemon mousse with strawberries added.
Lightly whip the whipping cream and put to one side.
Before engaging the narrative accounts of the whipping of Richard Moore, the event needs to be positioned briefly in local, state, and federal contexts.
Heavy whipping cream (36 to 40 percent fat) whips most readily, and at best can double in volume (depending on which whipping tool you use).
Nothing riles me more than seeing a jockey who is not in the first four whipping a horse.
But lately I am becoming more and more concerned by the sight of jockeys unmercifully whipping their horses.
Lemon-Garlic Cream Sauce 1 chicken bouillon cube 1/4 cup each dry white wine and water 1/2 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 small clove garlic, minced or pressed 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 large egg yolk 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Racing is a great sport but the sight of jockeys whipping horses, sometimes very tired ones, and watching their aesthetically beautiful response is not an essential part of the sport's greatness, or appeal.
If someone outside racing was seen whipping a horse 16 times they would be arrested and probably prosecuted.